One of the most common questions we hear from veterans at our law firm is: “How do you get an 100 percent VA disability rating?” If you need help obtaining an 100 percent VA disability rating, call us. We offer free claim evaluations to anyone. For help, please click the button below or call toll-free (866) 232-5777.
What does an 100 percent VA disability rating pay monthly?
Veterans that are eligible for an 100 VA disability rating can receive $2,906.83 monthly from the Veterans Administration. If you have dependent children or parents, you may be eligible for more monthly compensation.
Some veterans may be eligible for VA Aid & Attendance veterans disability benefits if they cannot take care of themselves. These benefits help veterans with household duties and even things like transportation.
How do VA disability ratings work?
The amount of money you receive from the Veterans Administration depends on your VA disability rating. If you are approved for VA benefits, the VA will assign you a disability rating. The severity of your impairment will determine the rating the Veterans Administration will assign you. Your service-connected mental conditions and physical conditions will receive a rating between 0-100 in increments of 10 percent.
All of your impairments will be added together using VA math to determine your disability rating. VA math is complicated and it doesn’t make sense to a lot of veterans. If you have two 10 percent impairments, that does not necessarily equal a 20 percent VA disability rating. If you need help understanding your VA disability rating, please contact us for help.
Who can get an 100 percent VA disability rating?
Veterans that wish to receive an 100 percent VA disability rating must be eligible by the Veterans Administrations guidelines. Eligibility for VA disability benefits is complicated and often the VA tells eligible veterans that they are not able to receive VA disability benefits. Here is a generalization of VA guidelines
- Veterans with dishonorable discharges are not eligible for VA disability benefits.
- Veterans must have been considered active-duty.
- Veterans must have a mental or physical impairments that are caused or worsened by military service.
- All branches of the military are eligible: Navy, Army, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard.
- National Guard and Reservists can be eligible if they were activated by the federal government.
What are my chances of getting an 100 percent rating?
There is no set percentage of veterans that the Veterans Administration must deny or approve. Your chances of getting an 100 percent VA disability rating depend solely upon your own claim’s merits. You will be approved or denied for VA disability benefits based upon your evidence presented for mental and physical impairments. If you are not treating for a mental or physical impairment, we highly suggest you do so. Presenting evidence is the best way to win your VA disability benefits and obtain a 100 percent rating.
Lots of veterans are applying for VA disability benefits. The Boston Globe reports that 45% of new veterans are applying for disability benefits. “A staggering 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now seeking compensation for injuries they say are service-related. That is more than double the estimate of 21 percent who filed such claims after the Gulf War in the early 1990s, top government officials said.”
I was denied an 100 percent rating; what now?
Unfortunately, many veterans are denied their VA disability benefits. The good news is your denial is not the end of your claim with the Veterans Administration. If you were denied an 100 percent VA disability rating within the last one year, you may be able to appeal. VA disability appeals are lengthy and complex. We highly suggest you hire a VA disability lawyer to help with your appeal.
Does it matter that I haven’t been in the service for years?
Even if you left the service decades ago, you can still apply for an 100 percent VA disability rating. There is no time limit to file for 100 percent VA disability after leaving the military. Many veterans do not apply for a long time after their service ends and their medical conditions begin.
Can I get an 100 percent rating with missing records?
Many veterans are missing records of their mental and physical impairments. There are ways around missing records and you can still apply for an 100 percent VA disability rating. Our law firm has been able to help many veterans that have missing service records. There are many reasons for missing records. Sometimes the Veterans Administration misplaces medical records. Many records were lost in a 1973 St. Louis medical record warehouse fire.
How do you get an 100 percent VA disability rating? Talk to a lawyer.
Since 1985, Woods & Woods has defended injured and disabled people. Our veterans disability lawyers have helped thousands of veterans and their families. We never charge a penny unless you win your VA disability benefits. If you have questions about how to obtain an 100 percent VA disability rating, you can always contact Woods & Woods for a free claim evaluation. There is no fee to figure out whether or not you have claim.